Recurrent Cystitis - can you please help me with the correct homeopathic remedyDear Wise Doctors,
I have been having cystitis on-and-off since I was 8 years old (now 35). Recently I have had a really bad bout lasting 2 months. It went away after taking an antifungal drug, but now 3 months later is back. I really dislike taking course after course of antibiotics and antifungals which don't seem to work. I see you advise people different remedies based on the case history, so please could you help me find the correct remedy for me.
Here are the answers to the questions asked to another cystitis sufferer:
Describe your main suffering and from how long?
*Starts with a burning sensation when urinating, and frequent urinations. Shivering, Cold. Pain in the bladder and urethra. Taken various medications
*Now acute symptoms have passed and I only have lingering after-effects which will not pass - I get a headache in the front of my head, just beneath the skull. I expel urine a lot. I have dull pain in the urethra after urination sometimes. If my diet is not correct, I feel pain in the urethra constantly
Exact location of problem?
* Urethra, Bladder, Head
Any cause which you feel for this ailment?
* I think it was due to eating too much rich food and alcohol. Although sometimes caused by sexual intercourse.
What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
*Feel heavy headed and a little bit like I am in a cloud. Ungrounded.
When did it all start?
*2.5 weeks ago (current case)
What are the things which aggravate or ameliorate your suffering?
*Eating no sugar, carbohydrates, dairy makes life managable. If I eat those I again get pain in the urethra.
When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
*I feel best in hot weather. Hot humid, or hot dry.
What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
*I prefer savoury food mainly. Normally crave chocolate the day before my period starts. I seem to crave the food that brings on symptoms when I have them. I have noticed that eating food that causes mucous is not good for me.
How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
* Less - Normal
How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
*Normal - Excessive
How is your bowel movement and stool type (Constipation etc.)?
*Bowel movement was initially a little loose but now is good consistency. I normally have a regular movement.
How sleep, how are your dreams?
*Sleep is good. Recently dreams a little heavy. Takes me time to wake up from sleeping. I'm a heavy sleapy
Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings?
What medicines have been taken earlier?
*Trimethoprim, Fluconazole, D-Mannose, Probiotics, Caprylic Acid, Psyllium husk.
How do you look like (Appearance (fat, thin, smart, tall, lean etc)?
*Short, dark hair, square (mesomorphic body type)
If your are female how is your menstrual cycles and from how long (normal, irregular, painful, clotted, colour etc.)
*Menstrual cycles are regular, not painful. Sometimes they start and then stop for 3 days before starting again.
Family history - What major diseases are running in your family?
* Mother had a stress based heart attack. Both my sisters are very allergic - and have eczema and asthma.
Any other information
joeyL on 2012-02-15
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